We Just Tried 9 Kinda Scary Lipstick Shades — Here’s Which Ones We’d Buy
We love new lipstick shades! To start with, we laid out every shade of Yardley’s latest StayFast lipsticks and had the team pick their choice – with a catch: Pick a shade (or two or three) that you wouldn’t normally wear.
The lippies were divided out and the testing began! Here’s what Team WH learned about mixing up their pouts.
Chandre Davids, digital journalist
Gina Beretta, digital editor
Susan Barrett, digital managing editor, and Leigh Cann, art director
Leigh Champanis-King, Senior copy editor and sex editor
“I’m not a lipstick girl, but this bold colour went a long way towards changing my mind. It’s the perfect shade for a night on the town when you want to exude confidence and attitude. It glides on smoothly and won’t budge easily.”
“Because I have such a pale complexion, I always struggle to find a hue that doesn’t wash me out or completely overpower. Ultraviolet really worked with my skin tone and gave my simple jeans and tee office look a bit of a sophisticated update.”
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Sinead Martin, senior beauty and fashion writer
“My mum always reminds me to apply lipstick. She is not about a nude lip, nor is she about a dark shade. Despite having spent many years testing and reviewing various lip colours, I always hear her voice in my head and revert back to pinkish shades with a mauve undertone. Needless to say, seeing myself in this plumberry shade is going to take some getting used to!”
FYI: the Stayfast Lipsticks are long-lasting and waterproof. Plus they contain vitamin E and natural antioxidants, which help to keep your lips moisturised. We all agreed that the soft and creamy application was made super easy thanks to the neat applicator. The collection is available in a wide range of shades (16 to be exact), each with its own excellent colour pay-off and a semi-matte finish. The best part? At just R130 each, you can afford to purchase a few!